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Cessna R182

Cessna R182


158 kts

Cruise Speed

1,340 fpm

Climb Rate

760 ft.

Take-Off Distance

24,000 ft.

Service Ceiling

2200 hrs



Cruise Speed


Climb Rate


Take-Off Roll


Service Ceiling



Performance Increase

6 Cylinder Lycoming Engine


Are you ready for fuel injection? In this STC we offer a factory new IO-540-AF1A5 engine capable of producing 260HP. This upgrade also solves the issue of the single housed magneto that is on your old engine.




260 HP

Max. RPM

2700 RPM


2200 HRS

Fuel Consumption

75% Power

12-14 GPH

Aircraft engine
  • Fuel Pump

  • McCauley three blade propeller

  • Polished spinner assembly 

  • Engine isolator mounts with bolts

  • Manifold pressure/fuel flow gauge 

  • Throttle mixture cable assemblies

  • All new fuel and oil lines and scat-hoses

  • Baffle mod components 

  • New prop governor

  • Placards 

  • Hardware, switches and clamp kit 

  • STC Authorization, Drawings, and Installation Instructions 

Complete Kit

We provide an all-encompassing kit during the upgrade. We like to call it a NEW firewall forward upgrade. Our goal is to provide all the hardware needed to complete the installation with ease. 

Cessna R182


All propellers have been matched to provide the best combination of airframe and powerplant thru flight test and vibration analysis. We offer several propeller STCs to make each aircraft unique.


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Fuel Injection

Anytime an engine generates more than 260 HP we believe that fuel injection provides the needed even fuel distribution on each cylinder to make your flying worry free. You will achieve more predictable CHTs and EGTs and enjoy a smoother ride with reduced vibration. This minimizes premature component failure. Did we mention 0% carburetor ice issues?

Aircraft Engine

Dual Magneto

Our STC upgrade addresses one of the most critical design challenges of your current engine - The single housed magneto. Some of the issues are cams loosening, impulse couplings failing and magneto movement. All these failure modes result in either a drastic reduction of power or complete failure of the engine.

Dual housed magneto

Customer Focus

Besides customer satisfaction, one of our main goals is to provide continual airworthiness for your aircraft. We are never done adding more features to the upgrade kit. This is why we fabricate our FAA-PMA parts in-house. We are able to reduce cost significantly to save you more money and provide a product that meets our kit quality standards. We are here to provide future support in your maintenance. Visit our online store to find STC products and FAA-PMA parts.



OEM Vs. Air Plains

foward spinner bulkhead for Cessna 172
Long airbox Cessna 172 with Air Plains 180HP Engine Upgrade





AFT Spinner bulkhead



Adjustable airbox bracket


With Air Plains there are a few options to get 180 horsepower into your Skyhawk. We do not sell the "STC Paperwork" only because we believe that the kit parts that we offer with the engine upgrade is the "secret sauce" to a complete, safe and successful installation. We have added several more parts over the 40 years with our continual engineering. Our goal is to make the installer's job as easy as possible. Installation instructions and blueprints safeguard the procedures and standards for installation and maintenance of your new engine... no matter where you choose to have it installed. Did you know that in the state of Kansas there is no sales tax on aircraft maintenance or modification?​​​

Option 1

Install at Air Plains

  • Purchase Complete Kit

  • Engine Provided

  • Installed at our Facilities

  • One flat fee

  • Use our Know-How

  • 2 to 3 weeks Turn Time

Option 2

Install at your FBO

  • Purchase Complete Kit

  • Installed by your mechanic

  • Complete Hardware

  • Instructions and Drawings

  • Tech Support provided

Propeller and engine crate


We offer a 300HP upgrade on the R182. 

We offer several products that will enhance your aircraft and add more pleasure to your flying. During an engine upgrade we are able to install other products and accessories efficiently since we start with a clean slate. 


Electronic Ignition System

Electronic Ignition

Engine data monitor by JP Instruments

Engine Monitor

Custom aircraft interior

Aircraft Interior




Custom instrument panel design and fabrication



Flint Aero internal fuel tanks



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